Over 50 church members signed up for the prayer team, praying almost around the clock for God’s blessing on this program. Then church members delivered 1,458 invitations, each with a gospel booklet, greatly surpassing their goal of 300. As a result, visitors attended services each Sunday for 11 consecutive weeks, and two new families joined the church.
Members also challenged themselves to bring their Bibles to church, with a goal of 401 Bibles, but they exceeded that number with a total 538. Another goal was for the combined church family to read 700 chapters of Scripture during one week, and they ended up reading 1,287 chapters. Missions was also a focus of the program. Church members aimed to give $339 for Bibles that would be sent to an international ministry; they gave $1,736 worth of Bibles to Kenya through Gospel Literature Services.
Pastor Shawn Hull and Pastor Emeritus Mel Jones were so excited with God’s blessings that they designated a sixth Sunday as “Celebration Sunday.”
Ten sister churches are now considering using the program. First Baptist Church gathered its Bible Days materials into a complete, easy-to-understand packet. “Your satisfaction is guaranteed!” says Pastor Jones. For information or to purchase a packet, contact Pastor Mel Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-687-5674.